Between hectic schedules, tight budgets, and caring for children, sometimes it’s easier said than done when it comes to healthy eating. MyPlate, MyWins is here to make healthy eating easier with real life solutions you can apply today. Every family is unique; finding a healthier eating solution that fits your family’s routine and preferences is essential for setting healthy habits that last into the future.
Watch the videos below to hear from real families about how they make heathy eating a reality. Want more? Watch other videos in this series here.
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Just like you, our MyPlate team members are always looking for new ways to achieve and maintain a healthy eating style and are happy to share their tips. Here are some “real solutions” and “wins” from our MyPlate staff! Want to share yours? Share on Twitter or Facebook using hashtag #MyPlateMyWins or submit here:
Tricia, USDA Nutritionist
“To ensure I meet my dairy and fruit recommendations, I make daily smoothies with low-fat yogurt and milk plus any fruit I have on hand. My dog loves them just as much as me!”
Liz, USDA Nutritionist
"When we eat peanut butter sandwiches, we add raisins for sweetness. This way we add in another food group without a lot of added sugars."
Lisa, USDA Nutritionist
"When I’m headed out to lunch with friends, I increase my vegetables by sharing an entrée with someone and filling in with a side salad, steamed veggies, or plain baked potato."
Carol, Project Coordinator at USDA
“Whenever I make pasta, I always throw some frozen vegetables into the pasta water about halfway through the cooking time. That way I get some extra veggies into my dish – and I only need one pot!”
Dave, USDA Nutritionist
“Many grocery stores have bulk sections where you can buy a variety of whole grains. It’s a great way to try something new by buying just enough for one meal. A small commitment could lead to a big payoff!”
Hannah, Graphic Designer at USDA
"I prefer working out in the morning because I'd rather relax after work. It's still always hard to wake up earlier than I need to so it helps to have my workout clothes, breakfast, and water ready to grab and go. If I'm not prepared, it's not happening!"